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Media Releases | 14 Mar 2013

-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Prosecutors Coerce Defendants to Forfeit Right to Trial by Jury

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March 14, 2013 Prosecutors Coerce Defendants to Forfeit Right to Trial by Jury FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (406) 442-7800; aji@fija.org Helena, MT—Elliot R. Peters, attorney for the late Internet activist Aaron Swartz, alleges prosecutorial misconduct by Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Heyman in a letter submitted to the Department of Justice’s Office of Professional Responsibility. Among […]

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Media Releases | 07 Mar 2013

– Murder-by-Drone of Americans Subverts Constitutional and Human Rights

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March 7, 2013 Murder–by-Drone of Americans Subverts Constitutional and Human Rights FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (406) 442-7800; aji@fija.org Helena, MT—Kentucky Senator Rand Paul wrapped up a nearly 13-hour long filibuster very early this morning, in which he demanded answers from the Obama administration regarding its position on extrajudicial use of drones to kill American citizens […]

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Volunteer | 07 Sep 2012

Call for Volunteers for Constitution Day (12 Sept) in Birmingham, AL

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Are you in or near Birmingham, Alabama? FIJA is looking for volunteers to share FIJA literature on the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus on Wednesday, 12 September for Constitution Day. If you would like to volunteer that day, please e-mail us at aji@fija.org or give us a call in the office at (406) 442-7800.

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice | 04 Apr 2012

Judge Rejects Prosecutorial Request to Bar Free Speech Defense in Occupy Trial and Other Prosecutorial Shenanigans

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We recently brought you news of a case in Iowa in which a jury nullified a local rule, deciding in favor of the defendant on the basis that he was exercising his First Amendment rights. The jury ruled that the defendant’s exercise of his freedom of speech on public property took precedence over a locally […]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice | 11 Mar 2012

Jury Nullifies in Favor of First Amendment in Another Occupy Case

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Another jury—this time in Polk County, Iowa—has nullified a state-imposed curfew that conflicted with the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. In a strange twist, the prosecutor reportedly asked the jury to nullify the First Amendment in favor of the local restriction, but the jury chose to uphold the higher law. Jury Reaches Verdict […]

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Freedom Friday &Jury Nullification &Lunch Break for Liberty | 10 Sep 2010

Freedom Friday: Lunch Break for Liberty Online

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This week’s Freedom Friday video features a roughly ten minute discussion regarding the ultimate arbiter of the Constitution: the jury. We invite you to take a moment during your lunch break today to distribute the link to this blog post to your friends and family via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, etc. If you would like to […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries | 25 Aug 2010

The Oath Keeper Juror

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The Oath Keeper Juror By Don Doig The Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and the Oath is to the Constitution, not to the government, or to any official. This has implications for persons summoned for jury duty. It has implications for judges and prosecutors too, should they be interested in obeying their […]

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Freedom Friday &Jury Nullification &Lunch Break for Liberty | 25 Jun 2010

Freedom Friday: Lunch Break for Liberty Online

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This week’s Freedom Friday video features Maine Freedom Watchdogs making the case that jury nullification was intended by the United States’ founders as the people’s final check on the other branches of government. We invite you to take a moment during your lunch break today to distribute the link to this blog post to your […]

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